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“Gorgeous Building”

Chicago Cultural Center
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Chicago Walking Tour: Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway Tour
Ranked #15 of 657 things to do in Chicago
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Chicago Cultural Center is the nation's first free municipal cultural center and one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. The stunning landmark building, opened in 1897 as the city's first public library, is home to two magnificent stained-glass domes, and annually presents hundreds of free cultural exhibits and performances. Admission is free.
Reviewed February 6, 2013

So much to see inside - FOR FREE!!! This is where we met our FREE Chcicago Greeter - Patrick. He made for a great time and a great trip to Chicago. Check out the Largest display of Tiffany Glass in this building!

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

The architecture is beautiful and I highly recommend for tourists since there is a lot of information on Chicago attractions. There is also a gift shop and a cafe.

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Beautiful interiors. A perfect respite in the downtown area with ample seating (and the ability to bring in coffee form next door at Intelligentsia). Interesting art exhibits and a great way to get a few minutes of peace in this bustling area

Check out the art-o-matic machine in the lobby!

Thank B P
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We went here for two reasons: to escape the cold, and use the washroom. Turns out, there was much more to see here! Best of all, its all free. There is an area with info for visitors, what seemed like a reading area with lots of people sitting around (kind of strange), the beautiful Tiffany dome, a good view of Millenium Park across the street and a really cool modern art exhibit. Oh ya, and bathrooms. All free and in a beautiful historical buidling. It was quiet in there too - kind of like a hidden treasure. I've been recommending to my friends to check this place out when they're in Millenium Park.

Thank LindsayD
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a not-miss attraction, close to others in the Loop, and is easily seen in 20-30 minutes. The architectural details here are fabulous: two glass-domed ceilings (on the mezzanine and the Tiffany on the third floor), carved wood, mosaics, marble, etc.

Thank TashaLong
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